Breezy Sunday With Colder Temperatures To Come This Week
TULSA, Oklahoma - Our Sunday will feature some pretty typical early December weather, but noticeably colder days are ahead!
The storm system that brought us tornadoes Friday night and windy weather Saturday continues to lift off to our northeast today, still keeping us on the backside of the system. This will send a quick cold front into the area and will keep us breezy once again, with northwest winds at times gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour today.
Temperatures for our Sunday will be pretty typical for an early December day, with highs ranging from the upper 40s in far northeast Oklahoma to the mid-50s in southeast Oklahoma. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies overall with clouds more likely north and northeast of Tulsa.
Sunday’s seasonable temperatures will actually be some of the warmest temperatures we see all week, as winter starts to take hold again in Green Country. A quick-moving upper-level disturbance will lead to some light rain or light snow across western Oklahoma on Monday. We don’t expect anything other than some sprinkles or perhaps a few flurries in eastern Oklahoma. But the cloud cover from that system will keep us quite cold, with highs struggling to get out of the upper 30s Monday afternoon.
Lows will dip down into the 20s Tuesday morning, and again temperatures will struggle on Tuesday with highs only climbing to around the 40-degree mark. We’ll moderate back towards the 50-degree mark by Wednesday, but after that, some wintry trouble may be brewing!
Another surge of cold air arrives late Thursday, coinciding with a stronger upper-level trough that will take shape off to our west. By Friday a larger area of precipitation will begin to develop across the state. This may start out as rain, but as the cold air continues to surge across the state, we’ll likely see this transition to some sort of wintry mix during the day Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
There’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding the timing of this late-week system when/where wintry precipitation is most likely, and what kind of accumulations we could see. Check back for updates through the week as details become more clear!
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